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Tax and Audit Internships

Tax and Audit Internships

Overview

CS&L CPAs is an award-winning certified public accounting firm that has been serving southwest Florida since 1954. We provide accounting, taxation, auditing and consulting services to individuals, businesses and organizations. We have approximately 50 professionals, including eight Principals, between the three offices in Bradenton, Sarasota and Tampa. CS&L is a regional firm, serving the local community with the ability to utilize national resources through our affiliation with the CPAmerica network.

Our staff and principals have been featured in numerous publications for their expertise and commitment to the community in which we live and work. We pride ourselves on our dedication to achieve a balanced work/personal life while providing a supportive team atmosphere. We are pleased to operate in a paperless environment. We are forward thinking and utilize the latest technology to serve our clients and assist our employees in their roles by offering remote access capabilities and industry leading tax and audit software.

In recent years, CS&L has been named a “Best Place to work in Tampa Bay” by the Tampa Bay Business Journal, a “Best Company to Work for in Florida” by Florida Trend Magazine, “Small Business of the Year” by the Manatee and Sarasota Chambers of Commerce. We've received the “Spirit of Manatee” award by the Manatee Community Foundation and 941CEO Magazine's "Greater Good Award" for corporate philanthropy. Our employees and community clearly agree – CS&L is an outstanding place to work. Learn more about how you can become a member of our exceptional team.

Description

We offer a unique hands-on internship experience that better prepares candidates as they choose a path in either public accounting or private industry. At CS&L CPAs, our paid internship program provides multiple opportunities to apply the classroom lessons in a practical setting.

We help our interns to jump right in and tackle real world projects. We will treat you as a member of our team and give you worthwhile and significant tasks that will help develop the skills you will need as you advance your accounting career. These resume-building experiences will provide a level of ownership and experience that will transcend the internship period. At future job interviews, you will stand out from the competition having already been responsible for an assortment of meaningful projects during your internship with CS&L CPAs. Our interns work on rewarding assignments in diverse industries at various levels of complexity utilizing the latest software technology.

We are proud of the internship program we have built at CS&L CPAs and are pleased to find that our interns appreciate working for a prestigious and reputable firm that still manages to maintain a close-knit feeling; a welcome alternative to “The Big Four.” We often refer back to our intern pool when we begin recruiting candidates for open positions.

Housing & Benefits

  • Move-in ready, fully furnished apartment available for non-local candidates
  • Rent is covered by CS&L during internship period
  • Enrollment in “Mentoring for Success” firm mentor program
  • Flexible schedules are offered around classes, or you may elect to take a semester off to work full-time
  • Competitive pay and overtime compensation

Time Frame & Focus Areas

  • Spring Internship (January – April)
    • Tax focus, limited audit work
  • Summer Internship (June – August)
    • Variety
  • Fall Internship (September - December)
    • Audit focus, limited tax work

When to Apply

We encourage students to apply three months prior to internship start date to ensure adequate time for interviewing.

Flexible schedules are offered around student classes, or you may elect to take a semester off from class to work full time. CS&L is pleased to assist you with your housing needs, and will cover your monthly rent payment for a short-term apartment.

This internship may be put toward your CPA exam requirement of a one year CPA work experience.

Qualifications

  • Senior level accounting student or Graduate students
  • 3.0 GPA